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К ВОПРОСУ ОБ ЭРГАТИВНОСТИ В НОВОАРАМЕЙСКИХ ЯЗЫКАХ

С. 380-399.

This research examines the ergativity in Neo-Aramaic languages. It is based on the materials of the previous works and field studies. The results show that the system of Neo-Aramaic preterit constructions, that is usually being called «ergative», in sober fact is not ergative. In reality in Neo-Aramaic languages two different systems of the marking of verbal arguments can be found: a nominative alignment with the reversed meaning of agreement suffixes and an active alignment, while the real ergativity never appears.